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Cooking with Beer

Sampling some beers along the canal in Delft.
Enjoying some of the local beverages in
Tuscany with Mom @ 1995.

We love cooking so we plan to share some of our favorite recipes. Here is another one of my mom's recipes that I loved as a kid and have revamped a bit. Enjoy!

Soft Ginger Cookies
1 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup dark maple syrup
1/2 cup stout

2 cups wheat flour
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp each: cinnamon, cloves & ginger
2 tsp baking soda

Cream together sugar, shortening & eggs. Mix in maple syrup and stout then dry ingredients. Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Official Recipe
The original recipe called for cold coffee instead of beer. I made it with Harpoon's Chocolate Stout and they were very tasty. I suggest trying it with a coffee stout or a spiced winter brew. I also swapped out some white flour for wheat hoping to compensate for the shortening. Not sure how you'd make a soft cookie without Crisco. Any ideas?
Let Pat know.



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